Voice and Opera (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

Mar 9, 2020

The University of British Columbia School of Music invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Voice and Opera Division, beginning September 1, 2020, or later if necessary. We seek a highly accomplished performer and educator, preferably a mezzo soprano or soprano, whose professional experience and approach to performance will help to diversify the activities of the Voice and Opera Division. Demonstrated engagement with issues of diversity or inclusion through performance, mentoring, teaching, or community-based initiatives will be an asset. A doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience is preferred. The Voice and Opera Division is an integral part of a dynamic School of Music that offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in music, including M.Mus. and DMA programs in performance, and is situated in a beautiful and culturally diverse metropolis. The UBC Opera Ensemble performs three major productions each season, educating and promoting gifted singers, while preparing them for international careers.

Applications are to be submitted online at https://musc.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-for-assistant-professor-of-voice-and-opera/.  Review of the applications will start on April 13, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send:

  • a letter of application;
  • a CV outlining professional interests and achievements;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • a concise record of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience, including evidence of effectiveness; and
  • a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and the contributions they would make to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

As part of the online application process, you will be asked for the names and email addresses of three referees, who will be contacted to email confidential letters of recommendation by the deadline.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; qualified Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.